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Old 10-06-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Digital TV Antenna

Does anyone know how much better, if at all, the new fixed mast digital antennas are as compared to the "old" winegard crank up one's. Has anyone switched over? Easy to retrofit?
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I installed the new bi-directional Winegard Rayzar Air antenna. Installed in minutes and went from 10 channels to 16 channels where we were camping at the time, including low band vhf, which is supposed to be questionable with this antenna. HD quality, and looks as good as the Batwing. (Kept the batwing just in case !)
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Did not even know this existed. Might have to get one of these! Thanks.
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We're running Jack Digital Antennas as our standard antenna now.

Fixed mast, no crank up...but it does swivel to maximize the signal. Built in meter tells you the signal strength before you ever scan for channels. Seems to work as well if not better then the Wineguard (at least our testing, mileage may vary) without the hassles.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
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Fellow camper where we have a seasonal site has one on his new camper. Works great!!
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:45 AM   #6
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We're running Jack Digital Antennas as our standard antenna now.

Fixed mast, no crank up...but it does swivel to maximize the signal. Built in meter tells you the signal strength before you ever scan for channels. Seems to work as well if not better then the Wineguard (at least our testing, mileage may vary) without the hassles.
I'm glad that FR seen the light, a year ago I was told that FR was debating and testing the Jack antenna. Why don't you guys check tires? I will be glad to drive the test unit around for you to see how they wear...
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:56 PM   #7
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Will the jack antenna retrofit easily where my winegard is now?
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I installed the new bi-directional Winegard Rayzar Air antenna. Installed in minutes and went from 10 channels to 16 channels where we were camping at the time, including low band vhf, which is supposed to be questionable with this antenna. HD quality, and looks as good as the Batwing. (Kept the batwing just in case !)
Does this bolt on to the existing base? So I can retrofit without removing screws in the roof and having to seal a new base to the roof of the MH?
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I put a Jack antenna on the Winegard mast. Works great and pulls in many more channels--- some of which I don't get with FIOS at the S&B. It is direction sensitive.
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Does this bolt on to the existing base? So I can retrofit without removing screws in the roof and having to seal a new base to the roof of the MH?
Yes, It bolts right on to the existing batwing mast. Remove the existing antenna from the mast, and bolt the razor onto the same mast. Took about 10 minutes. No need to touch the roof mount.
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